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New York Times Bestselling Author and Historic Preservationist Robert Hicks to Keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 2nd and 3rd

May 20, 2017

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – New York Times bestselling author and historic preservationist Robert Hicks will bring his masterful storytelling to Clarksville this summer as the keynote speaker of the 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference, June 2nd and 3rd.

Recently named #2 in Nashville Lifestyles magazine’s top “100 Reasons to Love Nashville,” Hicks is the author of acclaimed novels The Widow of the South and A Separate Country and a noted historic preservationist who was instrumental in the restoration and preservation of the Historic Carnton Plantation, a focal point in the Battle of Franklin.

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

Robert Hicks to keynote 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference

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“Fresh Research, New Discoveries” continues at Fort Defiance

May 18, 2017

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Learn more about Clarksville’s Fort Defiance as members of the Austin Peay State University History Club present new research related to the historical site at the fort’s newest event, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” on Saturday, May 27th, 2017.

Presentations will take place from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Civil War medical instruments, medicines on display Saturday at Fort Defiance

May 16, 2017

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Mark Britton will present a “Civil War Medical Display” at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 20th at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

The presentation is part of a new educational series, Life in the 1800’s, sponsored by The Friends of Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 17th, 2017

May 15, 2017

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Heathcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “Forrest’s Railroad Raid of 1864”

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Local Foundry Casts Replica Cannon for Clarksville Rotary’s 100th Anniversary

May 11, 2017

Clarksville FoundryClarksville, TN – Clarksville Foundry is one of the oldest continuously operating foundries in the United States. The foundry’s origins predate the Civil War, having first opened in 1847.

While the family owned and operated foundry today casts component parts for a variety of industries, it once manufactured cannons and munitions for the Confederate States of America (1861-1862).

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

Clarksville Foundry cast the barrel and carriage of the replica Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun entirely in-house, which required 47 castings and 23 additional fabricated components. Clarksville Rotary Club commissioned the cannon in honor of its 100th Anniversary this month, and the cannon will be unveiled Friday in a ceremony on the Montgomery County Courthouse grounds. (Greg Williamson)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Fort Defiance Gear up for Annual Living History Event

April 25, 2017

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Fort Defiance will host this year’s March to the Past living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm: Saturday, May 6th  at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March into the Past event.

There will be live musket firing demonstrations at the annual March into the Past event.

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Spring Break fun with Clarksville Parks and Recreation

March 26, 2017

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Springtime is near and Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of fun activities for you to enjoy while school is out during Spring Break.

The Kleeman Community Center, Crow Community Center and Burt-Cobb Community Center will be open daily during normal operating hours.

Burt-Cobb Community Center

Burt-Cobb Community Center

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Fort Defiance to host two events this Saturday

March 13, 2017

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Join Clarksville Parks and Recreation from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center for a living history demonstration by the 3rd Kentucky Infantry.

Soldiers will be dressed in Civil War period uniforms and accouterments, there will be a camp, and musket firing demonstrations will take place.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Women’s History Month Celebration at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

March 9, 2017

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host its first event with a specific focus on women’s history from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 11th to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Stories will be shared about the women who lived on the site throughout its history.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Austin Peay State University history professor Minoa Uffelman part of team to restore Civil War-era diary

February 28, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Military conflicts are not fought in isolation, and the American Civil War was no different. While civilians like Serepta Jordan never lifted a musket, Jordan and millions like her felt its impact, and it is precisely that neglected perspective that made the discovery of her diary by area historians so significant.

A working-class woman living in Clarksville during the war, Jordan was not a name remembered by history.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

Minoa Uffelman holding the $3,000 Archive Development Grant check from the State of Tennessee.

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